August 27, 2012 — Joseph Tucker, MD, has been elected as a five-year term member to the Council on Foreign Relations. Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a highly influential non-profit organization dedicated to U.S. foreign policy and international relations. The council publishes the journal Foreign Affairs.
Tucker, who joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 2012, is an infectious disease specialist based in Guangzhou, China and is director of UNC Project-China, a collaborative research, teaching, and service initiative to improve the health of the Chinese population and promote the University’s presence in China.
“It is a great honor to have Dr. Tucker represent Carolina in this prestigious organization,” said Myron Cohen, director of the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases at UNC. “Dr. Tucker has brought tremendous energy, cultural knowledge, and vision to our global health programs in China, and I am pleased to see his potential recognized in this way.”
Tucker earned an M.D. from the UNC School of Medicine and a master’s degree in East Asia Studies from Harvard. Among other projects, Tucker is currently investigating the social epidemiology of syphilis and HIV in China’s Pearl River Delta.
The Council on Foreign Relations’ Stephen M. Kellen Term Membership Program encourages promising young leaders in government, media, nongovernmental organizations, law, business, finance, and academia to engage in a sustained conversation on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. The program allows younger members to interact with experienced foreign policy experts and participate in a wide variety of events designed especially for them. Each year a new class of term members, between the ages of thirty and thirty-six, is elected to a five-year membership term.
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